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Year Round Enforcement 

Frisco City Council approved an ordinance updating our Water Efficiency Plan with Best Management Practices for the long-term protection of our water supply, effective May 2015. This ordinance has been approved as part of our adopted Water Management Plan in April 2009, to help better manage local water resources. This plan includes a specific outline for enforcement procedures for water waste violations as detailed below.

Violations can be reported by telephone at (972)-292-5800, e-mailed to publicworks@friscotexas.gov, submitted using our online water waste report form, and observed by Public Works employees. These instances are documented by electronic photographs and filed for review. 

The following outdoor watering requirements are enforced year-round:

 - No water runoff flowing away from property.
 - No watering of impervious surfaces such as streets, parking lots, alleys, driveways, etc.
 - No watering during precipitation or at temperatures below 40 F.
 - The use of leaking or damaged irrigation systems is prohibited.

Seasonal Enforcement

Daylight Savings Time (spring and summer)

Frisco's annual spring and summer watering schedule is in effect through the duration of Daylight Saving Time. If necessary, watering is permitted on your residential trash day outside the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. These watering times have been adopted to reduce water waste during the heat of the day to evaporation and high winds.

• First-time violations will receive a door-hanger with a $50.00 administrative fee included on the next available water bill. This violation can be waived with the completion of a free sprinkler system checkup.
• A $100.00 fee will be applied for the second violation, and a $200 fee for the second violation. Further violations will include the issuance of a citation. 
 

Central Standard Time (fall and winter)

Frisco permits once per week watering on your residential trash day, if recommended by the weather station. Time of day restrictions are relaxed during Central Standard Time; however, watering is prohibited during precipitation or temperatures colder than 40 F in order to prevent freezing conditions on sidewalks and streets. Frisco prohibits over-seeding and watering cool season grasses.

Most lawns and landscapes go dormant this time of year; therefore, watering with an automatic spray sprinkler is generally not necessary during the fall and winter months.

 First-time violations will receive a door-hanger with a $50.00 administrative fee included on the next available water bill. This violation can be waived with the completion of a free sprinkler system checkup.
• A $100.00 fee will be applied for the second violation, and a $200 fee for the second violation. Further violations will include the issuance of a citation.

The City of Frisco maintains the right, at any violation level, to disconnect irrigation systems and/or total water services to a customer for public safety issues (includes icing) with reconnection fees and possible monetary penalties. Any City of Frisco employee, as designated by the Director of Public Works, may implement any provision of the enforcement process of this Water Management Plan.

To avoid violations, fees, and possible disconnections please review the current restrictions, and your approved Water Management Plan. Remember that drought enforcement policies coincide with regular seasonal restrictions, when in effect.

For additional questions please contact us by phone at 972-292-5800 or by email at waterwise@friscotexas.gov

City of Frisco, Texas
George A. Purefoy Municipal Center

6101 Frisco Square Blvd
Frisco, Texas 75034
972-292-5000
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